[Federal Register: January 21, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 13)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Renewal To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act; USFWS Training Records: Application for FWS Training Request; 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) plan to submit to OMB 
a request to renew approval for information collection associated with 
our Training Application (FWS Form 3-2193). Applicants who wish to 
participate in training sponsored by the Fish and Wildlife Service 
National Conservation Training Center complete a training application, 
which is offered in both electronic (Web) and hard copy versions. The 
Web application form is at http://training.fws.gov/catalog/app99.html. 

Information collection requirements for this submission implement the 
requirements of 5 U.S.C. 41 and 5 CFR 410.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the specific information collection to 
Krista Bibb, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 
(mail); Krista_Bibb@fws.gov (e-mail); or (703) 358-2269 (fax).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection requirements, explanatory information, or related forms, 
contact Krista Bibb, Information Collection Clearance Officer, at the 
above addresses or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which 
implement the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), require that interested members of the public and 
affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). Federal 
agencies may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, 
West Virginia, provides natural resource and other professional 
training for Service employees, employees of other Federal agencies, 
and other affiliations. While most training is for Service employees, 
NCTC offers student slots to State agencies, private individuals, not-
for-profit organizations, and university personnel.
    NCTC designed FWS Form 3-2193 (Training Application) as a quick and 
easy method for prospective students to request training. We encourage 
applicants to use FWS Form 3-2193 and to submit their requests 
electronically. However, we do not require applicants to complete both 
a training form required by their agency and FWS Form 3-2193. NCTC will 
accept any single training request as long as each submission 
identifies the name, address, and phone number of the applicant, 
sponsoring agency, class and start date, and financial payment 
    NCTC uses data from the form to generate class rosters, class 
transcripts, and statistics, and as a budgeting tool for projecting 
training requirements. It is also used to track attendance, mandatory 
requirements, tuition, and invoicing for all NCTC sponsored courses 
both on- and off-site.
    Title: USFWS Training Records: Application for FWS Training 
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0115.
    Form Number: FWS Form 3-2193.
    Frequency: When applying for training.
    Description of Respondents: Persons who wish to participate in 
training given at or sponsored by the NCTC.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 60.33 hours.
    Total Annual Responses: 724.
    During the past 3 months, we conducted limited public outreach 
directed at various personnel who have completed FWS Form 3-2193 to 
request training at the NCTC. All respondents indicated that the 
information we collect is necessary and appropriate and that the 
reporting burden is not excessive. In addition, we have revised FWS 
Form 3-2193 to accommodate some of their comments.
    We invite your comments concerning this information collection on: 
(1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or 
not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond. The information collections in this program are part of a 
system of records covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).

    Dated: January 7, 2005.
Krista Bibb,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 05-1133 Filed 1-19-05; 8:45 am]